UPDATE (August 28, 4:45 PM EST): Epic Games announced that they have officially reverted the Fortnite Turbo Building nerf.

After much speculation, Epic Games released a blog post on Wednesday, August 28 announcing that they did indeed revert Fortnite Turbo Building back to 0.5.


You can view the entire post below:

“Hey all,

The Turbo Build delay adjustments we made yesterday to subsequent structure pieces placed have been changed back to their previous value, 0.05 seconds. Your ability to perform “90s” and “waterfall” should feel exactly the same as it did before yesterday’s changes.

We’ve also added some of the “Next Steps” that were mentioned in yesterday’s Turbo Build Changes blog. Now when a structure is destroyed, there will be a delay of 0.15 seconds before another structure can be placed in the same location. If two or more players attempt to build a structure in the same location at the same time right after a piece has been destroyed, a random roll will now determine which player’s structure is placed. With this, we aim to reduce the impact that ping has on “taking a wall” as well as mitigate situations where spamming walls in the same location prevents all incoming damage to the defender.

What Changed?

  • Turbo Building timing for placing subsequent pieces changed back to 0.05 seconds from 0.15 seconds.
  • After a structure is destroyed, there will be a timer of 0.15 seconds before another piece can be placed in the same location.
    • If two players are attempting to place a piece at the same time and location where a piece was just destroyed, a random roll will determine whose piece is placed, instead of ping playing such a large role.”

Original Story

The Fortnite community voiced their concerns regarding the ‘Turbo Building’ nerf, and Epic Games listened.

On Wednesday, August 28, a collection of high profile streamers and content creators from across the Fortnite community claimed that the now infamous ‘Turbo Building’ nerf was suddenly reverted by Epic Games.

The nerf came via the v10.20 Fortnite patch, which increased the time between subsequent builds while using Turbo Building from 0.5 to 0.15, which sparked a substantial amount of controversy.

However, it now appears that Epic Games have silently reverted the Turbo Building nerf without putting out an official statement. Players have started to post a variety of gameplay clips trying to prove the sudden revert.

Did Epic Games revert the Fortnite Turbo Build nerf?

At the time of writing, it’s hard to say. Even though a collection of players and streamers claim at Turbo Building is back, there is no official word from Epic Games regarding a change.

Such a change would be very unlike Epic Games, although, we’ll just need to wait and see if they release a statement, or if the change was an unfortunate accident.

A number of high-profile community members chimed in on the possible Fortnite Turbo Build nerf:

TURBOBUILD REVERTED from r/FortniteCompetitive

It should be noted that this is unconfirmed at the time of writing. We will continue to update this story as more information is made available by Epic Games.

Do you think this was on purpose, or an accident by Epic Games?

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